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New blog on zimnina making out now on URBANET

URBANET is a network aiming to foster international dialogue on development activities worldwide and share expertise in the areas of municipal and local governance, sustainable urban development and decentralisation. Designed as a digital blog, URBANET works with international experts and works to •promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences, especially with regard to the implementation of global agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement; •spur Read more…

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What do you want to see in Kampala in 2042?

Reflections from the ‘Pathways to Resilience Vision-building workshop’ in Kampala. After a months-long flurry of preparations, the combined ResNexus group held an exciting vision-building workshop at the Grand Global Hotel in Kampala on the 26th of September 2017. The workshop brought together policy practitioners, academics, NGO’s in the Water, Energy Food and Environment sectors as well as householders from Bwaise and Kanyogoga. The ResNexus team consisted of the Kampala team, the Brazil team from the University Read more…

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Building a community urban garden in a public school, in Novo Recreio, Guarulhos

In the context of Novo Recreio socioenvironmental vulnerability already described in other posts, and considering the urban agriculture potential to urban sustainability, the idea of a master project regarding this subject was considered by the professor Leandro Giatti and the master´s candidate Simone Omori, part of the ResNexus team. Urban agriculture is considered as a sustainable alternative, since people need to feed and space for food production is becoming scarce, besides all the environmental impacts Read more…

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Affordability and unevenness in provisioning of water and energy in Sofia / Достъпност и неравномерност при доставянето на вода и енергия в София

Keeping warm in Bulgaria at affordable cost is a never-ending task. Energy provisioning in Sofia lacks the seamlessness that one can expect in cities. I am sitting in Lili’s kitchen where she is enthusiastically showing me the places where her son has taken tiles out of the wall to expose the pipes through which hot water runs through the apartments and the whole building. She sits with her back against them during the day, she Read more…